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  • Critic's Choice September 2018

    And, the Season Begins! With a bit of something for everyone, from painting and photography, to film and multi-media

    Spanish Cultural Center (CCE) Miami, “The Secret Life of Cities” by Carlos Estevez includes six installations drawn on paper, and another of objects converted into masks – all of them inspired by the story and history of cities, and pulling the viewer in with a variety of textures, colors, and lines. Sept. 6 through Oct. 18. / MOCA North MiamiIt’s always great to see a local artist get a solo show at one of our major museums, and “Tracing the Thread” from Mira Lehr is one such example. Based on the Greek myth of Adriadne’s Thread, Lehr has created a site-specific “nature trail” where she leads the visitor around the galleries through a pattern of mangrove roots to other works, a meditative path mixing art and the precarious environment. Sept.6 through Nov. 4. / Film Art Expanse, Part of Downtown Art Days, this multi-channel film performance night will highlight avant-garde and experimental in their original formats of 16mm motion picture film, which brings to the evening an element of live theater and performance. Curated by filmmaker and co-director of Obsolete Media Miami (OMM) Barron Sherer, at Miami Dade College’s Live Arts Lab. Two “performances” on Sat., Sept. 8. / Pan American Art Projects, The well-known painter Gustavo Acosta depicts city-scapes, but not broad views, more like the nooks and crannies, the rooftops, the places that people might not always observe, especially on their way to and fro during the twilight hours. His favorite subjects are Havana, Mexico City, and yes Miami, in images where he meshes memory and current reality, for the exhibit “Structural Narratives.” Sept. 8 through Nov. 3 / Coral Gables Museum, In an incredible moving exhibit, “Sacred Ground: the Rise, Fall and Revival of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery” tells the story of the historically significant but long-neglected African-American cemetery, with objects and documents from the museum’s archives, along with a photo gallery filled with more current imagery from the superb local photographers Carl Juste and C. W. Griffin all with the aim of preserving this cultural gem. Through Nov. 6.


  • Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Art After Hours at the Bass @ The Bass Museum | Miami Beach | Florida | United States
    5:30 pm
    Adults, this one’s for you! Come to the Bass after work on Wednesday and show off your artistic side! This months workshop is for the painters, although every month include different mediums and themes. The[...]
    Pop life Social YoungArts takeover ft. Laganja Estranja at PAMM @ Perez Art Museum Miami | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    Join PAMM for this fabulous event! Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Langanja Estranja (Jay Jackson) is joining the museum for its monthly social, with fan dance classes for you and a featured performance by Laganja[...]
    The role art plays in shaping and supporting communities and vice versa. Panel at HistoryMiami @ HistoryMiami | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    Artist Daniel Fila, Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Prizm Art Fair, and muralist Diana Contreras, moderated by artist and Professor Dr. Jacek J. Kolasisnki, in conversation about the role art plays in shaping and supporting communities and[...]
    Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Dan Dolen at De la Cruz Collection @ De la Cruz Collection | Miami | Florida | United States
    7:00 pm
    Cocktail and dim sum bar reception: 6:00pm. Lecture: 7:00pm. Parking available. American contemporary artist, Dan Colen will discuss his practice and experimental approach to materials, revealing his method of working across mediums that give focus[...]
    Miami Music Club/BFI presents HOGG & Brett Naucke @ Mana Contemporary Art | Miami | Florida | United States
    12:00 am
    In this one of a kind experience, Mana contemporary art is working in conjunction with the Miami Music Club and BFI to bring you four extraordinarily unique artists, both local and from Chicago. All artists[...]
    Open House and Pre-Season Orchestral Concert at New World Symphony @ New World Center and SoundScape Park | Miami Beach | Florida | United States
    10:00 am
    Kick of the season with the New World Symphony Open House and pre season concert! The event starts off outdoors in the beautiful Sounscape park just outside the concert hall, full of family activisties for[...]
    The Kislak Center at MDC-Freedom Tower: A Lecture @ MOAD - Museum of Art & Design | Miami | Florida | United States
    3:00 pm
    Arthur Dunkelman, director of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation and co-curator of the inaugural Kislak Center exhibition will present Anatomy of an Exhibition: Culture and Change in the Early Americas, an Origin Story. Free. Mr.[...]
    Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Cesar Trasobares' Redacted @ LnS Gallery | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    Cesar Trasobares opening reception for Redacted on Saturday September 22nd, 6 – 9. These works can be seen through the lens of personal psychology as brutal actions of uncensored dissent as well as expressions of[...]
    Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Magnus Sigurõarson at Emerson Dorsch @ Emerson Dorsch | Miami | Florida | United States
    6:00 pm
    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22nd, 6 – 9.  After more than a decade of searching for melancholy in paradise, Magnús Sigurðarson throws in the towel with ADIOS MELANCHOLY – THE PARROTY OF LIFE. With this,[...]
    Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Historic Miami River Cruise at History Miami @ Miamarina Bayside Marketplace | Miami | Florida | United States
    10:00 am
    There’s no better way to spend your Sunday than to join History Miami on this exciting experience! Hosted by Dr. Paul George, chief historian at the museum, this cruise on the Miami River takes you[...]
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